12 years after he last got into the ring, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat will return to action as part of "Return of the Dragon" -- a Big Time Wrestling event in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, November 27th.
The match itself was not announced.
The 69-year-old last wrestled alongside his son, Richie Steamboat, in June 2010 at an FCW show against Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft.
Steamboat has become more of a regular on wrestling TV this year. He appeared at a February MLW event, was part of the NWA 74th anniversary weekend and subsequent TV tapings, and was the special guest timekeeper for the mid-August AEW Dynamite & Rampage that was House of the Dragon-themed. A future A&E WWE documentary is also expected for this year.
He revealed that he declined an offer to take part in Ric Flair's July retirement match after reports emerged that he would be.
Steamboat notably had a 2009 run in WWE, returning after 15 years out of the ring. It kicked off at that year's WrestleMania where he, Jimmy Snuka & Roddy Piper lost to Chris Jericho in a handicap match. That was also the same weekend he was inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He worked 12 matches for WWE in total that year, including house shows and two PPVs, against Jericho, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus as part of that stretch.